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Count 'Em -- 951 Grievances Filed Following Revaluation

58CraneRoadVillage Assessor Nanette Albanese has announced that the Village received 951 tax grievances following the revaluation. This is higher than the 700+ grievances the Village received before the revaluation and represents about 16% of all the properties in Scarsdale.

We asked Bob Berg who serves on the Board of Assessment Review if they would be able to review all of these by September and here is what he said:

"The number of filings is not at all surprising to me given the number of properties which were reassessed upwards, in some cases by large amounts. The BAR consists of 5 dedicated community volunteers who are experienced and knowledgeable about real estate values in Scarsdale. We are required to complete our review of the grievances in time for the filing of the final assessment roll on September 15, 2014, and we will do so. To that end, we shall be meeting at least twice weekly for the remainder of the summer, and if need be, we shall add whatever evenings are necessary to finish our task. We are an independent town board, and we take our responsibilities very seriously. Some grievances are easy to deal with -- for instance, where the property owner has just submitted a grievance petition without any supporting analysis or documentation. Others take considerably more time -- e.g., where the property owner has submitted one or more independent, timely appraisals. Regardless, we work through the file and make whatever determination we deem appropriate based on the evidence before us."

At least for this week, the revaluation does not seem to be affecting sales. Two very pricey homes were sold as well as a host of others. See below.


58 Crane Road: (Pictured at top) Brand new, 6 bedroom, 6.2 bath, center hall Colonial with high-style interiors. 11,000 square foot home with fine craftsmanship and high quality materials. High ceilings throughout, sleek modern kitchen, radiant heat in baths and many more delights. All this on a beautifully landscaped 1 acre lot with room for pool.

Sale Price: $4,875,000
Real Estate Taxes: TBD

7 Brittany Close: New construction to be built. Cul-de-sac of English manor style 7BrittanyClosehomes, in tranquil setting. Well-respected developer will make the process of customizing your dream home a true pleasure. Craftsmanship and exquisite details throughout, each residence features views of the picturesque pond with flowering trees, plantings and quaint walking path.

Sale Price: $3,500,000
Real Estate Taxes: TBD

21TisdaleRoad21 Tisdale Road: Crane Berkeley home with views of the private pond. Large sun filled rooms off the octagonal entry beckon for family and entertaining. Every room is well proportioned and appealing. Special details make this an unusual offering: 2 fireplaces, large master bedroom and deluxe bathroom, 3 more bedrooms and 2 more updated baths (1 bedroom and bath off back stairs), sophisticated cook's kitchen, extensive landscaping.

Sale Price: $1,965,000
Real Estate Taxes: $43,743

11CornellSt11 Cornell Street: Custom center hall Colonial completely re-built in 2002-03 with high end finishes and incredible layout-very sunny and private-over 6,400 interior square feet with 6 Bedrooms/5 and a half baths, top of the line gourmet kitchen, 2 family rooms, 3 fireplaces, 9 foot ceilings first and second floor, master suite with office, gym, mudroom, 3 zone Hydro heat and air, all wires/electric underground, Pella windows and doors. On .50 acre overlooking golf course with IPEA deck and separate patio.

Sale Price: $2,450,000
Real Estate Taxes: $41,147

49CorellRoad49 Corell Road: Open layout with formal living and dining room, kitchen with center island, connecting family room and office. The generous master suite has a dressing room with two walk-in closets. The deck overlooks a tranquil and private wooded setting. Custom built ins, millwork and sound system throughout. Finished lower level has a bedroom with bath.

Sale Price: $1,890,000
Real Estate Taxes: $42,315

5PutnamRoad5 Putnam Road: Center hall Colonial on .25 acre with lovely back garden and granite patio deck. Living room with fireplace, new kitchen with center island, family room. Large master bedroom with full bath plus 2 more bedrooms and bath. Two additional bedrooms on third floor. Numerous windows replaced, all new copper gutters, new furnace(2006), 2-car garage, slate roof.

Sale Price: $1,812,500
Real Estate Taxes: $33,921

98WalworthAvenue98 Walworth Avenue: Renovated and expanded Colonial on professionally landscaped .25 acres in Greenacres. Professional chef's kitchen with custom cabinetry, breakfast area with French doors to patio Large formal dining and living rooms. Upstairs to master bedroom with renovated bath with steam shower and double sinks. Three large bedrooms with renovated bath, and open staircase to third flr with two bedrooms and bath.
Sale Price: $1,245,000
Real Estate Taxes: $23,284


9Campden9 Campden Road, Edgemont: Cotswold Colonial in premier location nestled on a secluded street within close proximity to train, Scarsdale Village and Edgemont schools. This bright and sunny home has been loved and lived in by only three families. Updated kitchen and baths, plus a flat, usable, fenced in yard.

Sale Price: $1,497,500
Real Estate Taxes: $32,979

65HighridgeRoad65 High Ridge Road: Bright beauty with charm and quality in lovely condition. Each room is well proportioned, and the layout and flow functions so well. Redone bathrooms and kitchen. Almost entire slate roof was replaced about 9 years ago, new interior oil tanks. Central air. Brick paths and wonderful gardens. Beautiful curb appeal on a special street. Very private setting.

Sale Price: $890,000
Real Estate Taxes: $25,165

277OldColony277 Old Colony Road: Three bedroom, three bath split level home with new gourmet granite kitchen, deck and patio overlooking private park-like grounds. Room to spread out in office/fourth bedroom... and inviting family room.

Sale Price: $870,000
Real Estate Taxes: $23,263

Featured Listings:

HoulihanLogo20145 Gilmore Court, Scarsdale: A lush setting and perfect location5GilmoreCourt on a cul-de-sac make this Greenacres gem irresistible. Special features include a beautifully proportioned living room with built-ins and fireplace, a formal dining room with bay window, a great family room off the kitchen and sunroom. Four stories of living offering six wonderful bedrooms, as well as four full baths and two half baths. The park-like yard includes a patio, terrace and playhouse, providing outstanding outdoor living space. Near to train and shops (with sidewalks) and a short distance to the elementary school. Updated and move-in ready. Learn more here:
A current lease will remain in place through July 2015.

List Price: $1,395,000

HoulihanLogo2014566 Fort Hill Road, Scarsdale PO, Edgemont: Stunning country566FortHillRoad Tudor situated upon a private .62 acres with architectural detail throughout, including beamed ceilings in public rooms, three fireplaces, beautifully adorned entryway, stairs and landing. There is a bright kitchen and pantry, French doors that open to a forty foot patio, sunroom, library and large den/family room round out the first floor. The second floor boasts four large bedrooms with special en-suite features. Two additional bedrooms and bath are on the third floor. Other features include hardwood floors, a back staircase, and eight walk-in closets. The basement and third floor offer plenty of additional storage. Learn more here:

List Price: $1,449,000

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